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Daley Sinkgraven
Dutch Under-21 international Daley Sinkgraven broke into Heerenveen's first team last season.

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has warned Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool that midfielder Ross Barkley, 20, is not for sale following reports of interest in the England international. (Daily Star)external-link

United boss Louis van Gaal is keeping a close eye on Dutch midfielder Daley Sinkgraven, 19, with Real Madrid, Liverpool and Barcelona rumoured to be looking at the Heerenveen player. (Sunday Mirror)external-link

In-form striker Saido Berahino, 21, will not be prised away from West Brom for less than £25m but that fee would not stop Liverpool making a bid for the England Under-21 star. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet has insisted that he has the final say on transfers at the Stadium of Light. (Sunderland Echo)external-link

Celtic manager Ronny Deila is trying to keep defender Jason Denayer and striker John Guidetti beyond their current loans from Manchester City, which run until the summer. (Sunday Herald)external-link


Sunday Telegraph back page
Mario Balotelli makes the headlines in the Sunday Telegraph

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, says that Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will bring the Premier League title back to Old Trafford.(Sunday Mirror)external-link

But Ronaldo thinks that Chelsea will beat United to the league title this season. (Sunday Times - subscription required)external-link

Jose Mourinho has threatened to trip up Angel Di Maria if the Manchester United winger, 26, gets too close during Chelsea's Premier League match at Old Trafford on Sunday.(Metro)external-link

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, 26, faces FA action for a stamp on West Ham United midfielder Mark Noble during City's 2-1 defeat at Upton Park on Saturday. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Manchester United seem poised to play a lucrative friendly with Italian side AC Milan in Dubai towards the end of January, with the Old Trafford club keen to make up for the financial shortfall of failing to make this season's Champions League. (Sunday Express)external-link

David Moyes, sacked by United in April, is being lined up to replace Walter Mazzarri as Inter Milan's head coach after a run of poor results for the Italian club. (Mail on Sunday)external-link

Mail on Sunday back page
Diafro Sakho leads the Mail on Sunday sport supplement

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has insisted that his side should be challenging for the top six in the Premier League despite their poor start to the season. (Newcastle Chronicle)external-link

Stoke City striker Bojan, 24, could be on his way out of the club after a furious changing room bust-up where he flung his boots across the room after being an unused substitute against Swansea City. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link

Swansea City vice-chairman Leigh Dineen believes all Premier League clubs can afford to slash the price of season tickets due to the £5.5bn in TV rights being paid into the league.(Mail On Sunday)external-link

Chelsea will not appoint a chief executive to replace Ron Gourlay - a sign of the increasing influence that Marina Granovskaia, owner Roman Abramovich's representative, has in running the football side of the club's business. (Sunday Telegraph)external-link

Rangers manager Ally McCoist faces an uncertain future after Mike Ashley seized effective control of the Ibrox club by loaning the club £2m. (The Sun - subscription required)external-link


Comedian Russell Brand tweetedexternal-link "Top 4 clash, only 1 winner, #ChampionsLeague #COYI" following West Ham's 2-1 win over Premier League champions Manchester City.

Darko Milanic
Darko Milanic lasted just 32 days at Elland Road

Everton and England midfielder Ross Barkley tweeted his verdictexternal-link on Real Madrid's 3-1 victory over Barcelona in El Clasico: "Kroos and Modric ran that game."

Bournemouth defender Steve Cook was a master of understatementexternal-link after their 8-0 Championship win at Birmingham on Saturday: "Well, that went well. What a win - always nice to get a clean sheet. Could have been more in the end."

Radio 5 live presenter Danny Baker tweeted his takeexternal-link on the sacking of Leeds manager Darko Milanic after 32 days in charge: "Leeds have announced that following the Have I Got News For You model, they will now engage guest managers for each match day."


An interview with Rio Ferdinand where the 35-year-old QPR defender hinted he could retire in January was re-filmed with the former Manchester United star revising his claim to the end of the season, after the original footage was deemed "too negative" by TV producers. (Sunday People)external-link

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